We are having a windstorm- I can only hope that it is a Higher Power blowing out everything bad from 2008!! Good Ridance, as far as I'm concerned! So, this made me think of all that I'm expecting to change in 2009 and I was wondering what good things others' foresee changing over the next year... Here's my list so far: 1) A new president and an end to 8 years that I don't consider to be very successful 2) difficult child will move from middle school to high school (presumably) 3) The economy will reach a turning point and start gradually improving (ok- that one might be pushing optimism) 4) difficult child will either sink or swim- he'll either break another law and be turned over to state Department of Juvenile Justice or he will not and he'll be released from probation 5) difficult child will get a job!! (well- it will be volunteer work, but still it's a place to start- he'll be 14 yo in 2 weeks so he will legally be able to volunteer and he's really looking forward to it!) 6) The question of getting help in the home or making major changes will be answered- I just hope that it's an answer I can live peacefully with Anyone else?????